Common love guides progress: PM

PM Bainimarama said Fiji recognises both Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Picture: SUPPLIED

PM Bainimarama said Fiji recognises both Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Picture: SUPPLIED

Update: 10:48AM FIJIANS are bonded by national identity and common love which the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says has guided what he calls ‘the country’s great progress.’

In his Easter message sent to all media this morning, the PM said this weekends commemoration of the death and crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the “hope, joy and deliverance of his resurrection” was recognition of humanity’s grace and salvation.

The PM said Fiji recognises both Good Friday, and Easter Sunday which Christians believe to be the  day of the resurrection of Christ.

“It is the Fijian way to appreciate and openly share in the celebrations of all faiths, because, as Fijians, we are bonded by a national identity and common love that has guided our great progress as a nation and led us to newfound heights of achievement,” PM Bainimarama said.

“So we mark these days as public holidays out of respect for the Christian faith, and so that we may all welcome the wonderful messages of devotion, redemption, love and peace that Easter holds for Christians, every Fijian, and every person on earth.”